2 Nov 2023
... the shortlists for the Bookshop.org Indie Champion Awards 2023 have been announced!!
I’m so very excited to share with you all that I have been shortlisted for one of this year’s Bookshop.org Indie Champions Awards in their new Content Creator category for my Instagram account: https://www.instagram.com/the.kids.books.curator/. What a lovely surprise!! Thank you to everyone involved in the selection process.
🌱There’s no organisation more complimentary to my mission. Before starting my own brand, I was Creative Director and a bookseller for the multi-award Moon Lane Group, and during this time absolutely jumped at the chance to work with Bookshop.org as soon as they publicly announced the UK-side business. The invaluable work that Bookshop.org does to support and champion bricks and mortar bookshops around the UK is not to be underestimated – even to the extent that if a bookshop registers themselves on the site, they earn an annual commission from ‘the pot’ even if they have a singular static book list on there!
🌱Whilst I’m linking to Bookshop.org from my social media at every possible opportunity (reels, book reviews, book post, personal recommendations, blog tours and more), curating specialist children’s book lists, and hence supporting indie bookshops through my sales thanks to my followers and subscribers, I also know that I am partnering with an organisation who see me, my brand and recognise and respect my passion, heart and soul for my mission.
🌱Announcing on their joy-filled 3rd birthday, Bookshop.org is honouring individuals and organisations that have supported independent bookshops the most using their online bookshop in 2023. There are 11 categories in total for the awards including Children’s authors. Check out all the fantastic shortlistees: https://uk.bookshop.org/lists/indie-champions-awards-shortlist-2023
Nicole Vanderbilt, Managing Director of Bookshop.org UK, said: “What a joy it is to shout about the individuals and organisations that have championed independent booksellers the most this year. For our team, it’s empowering to know that a lot of people share our passion for independent bookshops, and our mission to support them and ensure they thrive as a key component of the publishing ecosystem. We’re especially excited to launch our new Content Creator category this year, cementing our increased work with social media platforms and influencers and acknowledging their potential to expand the reach of indie bookshops even further. Huge congratulations to all the shortlistees, and we hope the brilliant work of the Indie Champions inspired even more people to become champions of independent bookshops themselves!”
✨YOU, my lovely readers, being part of my online community + us sharing our love of Childrens’ books plays a massive role in my support for indie bookshops. Thank you 💛
🌱The winners will be announced in January 2024
Bookshop is an online bookselling platform and affiliate network with a mission to financially support independent bookstores and literary culture.
Bookshop.org first launched in the USA in January 2020 and has already raised over $25m for independent bookshops in the States. Bookshop.org launched in the UK in November 2020, and currently has over 550 independent bookshops and over 11,000 affiliates using the platform. The UK site has generated £3m for independent bookshops since its launch, being named Retailer of the Year in the British Book Awards in 2022.
Independent bookshops receive 30 percent of the cover price from each sale they generate on the platform. Books are offered to consumers at a small discount, with free shipping on all orders over £25, and in stock books are delivered within 2-3 days.
Bookshop.org is a Certified B Corporation and has received the prestigious status as a B Corp Best for the World 2022.